The Nigerian army has lost another hero. The head of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, Yusha’u Abubakar, has been reported dead after being involved in an auto crash. Mr. Abubakar, a major general, was a former commander of the major theatre operation against Boko Haram insurgents, tagged ‘Operation Lafiya Dole.’
A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said the accident took place on Tuesday 8th March, along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, and also involved the acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division, MSA Aliyu, who sustained injuries.
The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the public of the involvement of its Chief of Training and Operations (Army), Major General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar and the Acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General MSA Aliyu in a road traffic accident along Maiduguri-Damaturu road today.
Mr. Usman said in short statement released soon after the tragedy struck,
Sadly, we lost Major General Yusha’u Abubakar as a result of the incident, while Brigadier General Aliyu sustained some injuries and is receiving treatment.
Meanwhile, Just last Sunday, Nigeria lost its Minister of State for Labor and Employment, James Ocholi, in a ghastly motor crash which also claimed the lives of his wife and son. The crash occurred at Kilometer 57, along Kaduna-Abuja highway the same day he died. It resulted from a burst tyre, which led to the car somersaulting several times. The news was on various social media platforms, as friends and family sent their condolences. The remains of the late Minister now rests at the morgue of the National Hospital, Abuja.
With these recent lives lost to car crashes, it is obvious that the Nigerian terrible state of road had contributed greatly to this incidents.